At least two killed in Egypt's Kerdasa bombing
Egyptian officials conducted a massive crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters in Kerdasa last year (File Archive/AFP)
A suspect injured from a bombing in Kerdasa village on the outskirts of Cairo died after his arrest Thursday morning, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported.
An explosion occurred in an apartment close to Kerdasa's police station at dawn Thursday, leading police to investigate the incident. One man was found dead inside the apartment while another — who died later — was injured and taken for questioning on suspicion they were rigging a bomb.
Three others fled the scene, Al-Ahram said.
The blast came almost an hour after two primitive bombs went off minutes apart near two police posts in Cairo's working class district of Imbaba, causing no casualties, according to state news agency MENA.
Hours earlier, another minor explosion took place near a military hospital in Cairo's Abbasiya district, leaving one wounded.
In 2013, Kerdasa was the scene of fierce clashes between security forces and Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi who dominated the village before police raided it to reimpose state control.
Over the past week, Cairo has been hit by a string of small bomb explosions that killed at least four and injured several others almost a month since Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, the former army chief who led Morsi's ouster amid massive protests, was sworn-in as Egypt's president.
Today marks one year since the day Morsi was removed from office by the army. The Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance, the National Alliance in Support of Legitimacy, has called for protests against Al Sisi.